3 Day Congo Mt Nyiragogo (Lava Lake) Hike


Mt. Nyiragongo’s crater lava lake is the world’s largest.

Set in the Virunga National Park the hike to the top and overnight stay is spectacular. This is something unique that your friends and family won’t believe you experienced but will be super impressed

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DAY 1 - Arrival

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda! Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our knowledgeable experts and be transferred to the border Grande Barriére, You will be assisted to clear with Customs as your crossing the boarders to DRC Democratic Republic of Congo then transferred to the Hotel/Lodge of your choice for an overnight stay.

Kigali City

DAY 2 - Mount Nyiragongo Hike

After an early breakfast; today is real adventure where you spend a day hiking the live volcano Nyiragongo.

The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience.

Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Good walking shoes
  • Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim.
  • Sun cream
  • Warm Hat
  • Torch
  • Camera
  • and any other personal toiletries.

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DAY 3 - Mount Nyiragongo slope then Depart

After breakfast we start our decent by 07:00am, arriving at the trail head before lunch.

Continue back to Goma City for lunch. Thereafter be transferred back to Rwanda, Kigali Airport for departure.

Note: You need to be fit and stable on your feet to attempt this hike, most of which is over loose rock.

The final gets seriously tough, especially in the sun, which made the hike much more enjoyable this needs to make sure you drink plenty of water, and for us light-skinned folk, do not forget to reapply sun cream!

And you’re advised to pack lots of layers for your overnight stay.

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